Press Release:- The Government of Saint Lucia thanks the Republic of China (Taiwan) for the donation of four (4) ventilators and three-thousand (3000) SARS-COV-2 Antibody Rapid Tests.
This generous donation forms part of Taiwan’s continued support in bolstering Saint Lucia’s capacity to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic.
At a handing over ceremony for the equipment on Thursday 3rd September 2020 on the grounds of the Owen King European Hospital, Minister for Health and Wellness Senator Honourable Mary Isaac thanked Taiwan for their contribution.
“It really is an honour and a privilege to be here once again to receive more essential items from the people and Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). It will allow us to continue to contain the pandemic,” the Minister of Health noted. “We are always so touched when we receive assistance. Taiwan continues to assist our country in all aspects of our development and helps to fill the gaps in our systems and for that I say thank you.”
Ambassador to Saint Lucia for the Republic of China (Taiwan) His Excellency Peter Chen expressed how proud he is to present the items to Saint Lucia and noted how well the pandemic has been managed under the leadership of Honourable Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and that he looks forward to growing the working relationship between the two countries.
Prime Minister Chastanet concluded the handing over ceremony with brief remarks reminding Saint Lucians to remain vigilant as we continue to contain the pandemic and thanked Taiwan for their donation.
“I am pleading to all Saint Lucians, as we continue to get back to some form of normalcy we must find the discipline within ourselves to preserve what we have. Let’s not give that up, it is a huge gift. We must thank you Ambassador because this contribution is significant and will help us in the fight against COVID-19.”
Saint Lucia presently has zero active cases of COVID-19 and is looking forward to a smooth reopening of school next week.